Communications Assistant

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, is the nation’s leading nonpartisan non-profit government watchdog, dedicated to rooting out corruption and fighting the influence of money in politics. With national attention turning to conflicts of interest in the new administration and the future of campaign finance up in the air, CREW is looking for a Communications Assistant to join our creative and fast-paced communications team and help us build a better Washington.

The ideal candidate is quick on their feet, detail-oriented, and cares deeply about having an ethical, accountable government. The Communications Assistant position is a terrific opportunity to engage with a broad range of media outlets to fight corruption in Washington and highlight the need for reform.

If you were working for us, here are some of the things you would have done recently:  

  • Drafted and edited press releases, blog posts, newsletters and email updates;
  • Built and managed targeted press lists;
  • Assisted the Communications Director in executing CREW’s communications plan;
  • Answered incoming requests from members of the press;
  • Worked with the Communications Director in developing and pitching story ideas;
  • Monitored news relevant to CREW’s mission and kept senior staff informed with pertinent clips;
  • Managed CREW’s social media accounts and monitor social media for breaking news; and
  • Updated CREW websites with news content.

A great candidate has:

  • 1-3+ years of communications experience, preferably in nonprofit, governmental, campaign, or comparable setting with demonstrated interest in national politics;
  • Experience with the creation and management of time-sensitive materials;
  • A demonstrated commitment to producing superior written work;
  • Worked collaboratively with coalition groups and diverse teams; and
  • An interest in government ethics and money in politics issues.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Due to a large number of applicants, we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.

Please, no phone calls.



Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is seeking unpaid legal interns for the Spring of 2017. Responsibilities include legal and related research, analyzing emerging issues, and assisting in the preparation of complaints, reports and other written products. Interested applicants must have completed at least one year of law school and must possess strong written and analytical skills. The legal intern position offers law students an opportunity to participate in a current hot-button issue of great public importance.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to crewinterns@citizensforethics.orgPlease place your name and “Legal Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.



We’re looking for undergraduate students to serve as unpaid interns during the Spring of 2017. Undergraduate interns will assist with research and operations alongside CREW’s research and communications teams, conducting in-depth investigations into government corruption.

Interns will learn and use various sources of public information to track special interest spending, campaign spending and political contributions, and review lobbying records. Additional duties include following up on investigative tips, conducting background research on elected officials, drafting content for reports and blogs and generating innovative project ideas and report proposals. The ideal candidate will be hard-working, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and interested in legal or ethics issues.

How to Apply
This position is based in Washington, D.C. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and availability to John Morgan at . Please place your name and “Undergraduate Intern Application” in the subject line. Please note that we can only respond to candidates we are contacting for an interview.